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£21m in UK tech investment, the Spring Budget, a crisis at Facebook and more in The Week in Tech
posted on March 10, 2017

Welcome to The Week in Tech, your roundup of the past week’s top technology news stories. We filmed this episode from the office of UK FinTech firm GoCardless. This week, we have more than £21m in investment, the Spring Budget, a crisis at Facebook and a pair of trainers that can quell your pizza cravings. Read on or watch the video for all this and more.

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PropTech startup Nested raises £1.2m in equity funding
posted on September 21, 2016

PropTech startup Nested, which seeks to sell houses online within 90 days, has raised £1.2m in equity funding from Passion Capital and Global Founders Capital.

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UK tech community reacts to Brexit
posted on June 24, 2016

The UK’s tech community has reacted to today’s Brexit vote. The results, announced early this morning, saw 48.1% of voters asking to remain in the European Union (EU), whilst the remaining 51.9% voted for a Brexit. The news comes after various surveys conducted across the industry showed the tech sector’s overall support for remaining within…

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Fintech Monthly: Future Finance raises £119m, KPMG Pulse Report, Android Pay and more
posted on March 31, 2016

Welcome to the FinTech Monthly for March 2016, filmed at Level 39 in London’s Canary Wharf. Investments Dublin-based Future Finance, Europe’s biggest student lender, raised £119m taking its total funds raised to £185m. The investment came from multiple firms, including QED Investors and Blackstone Group LP. The service, which launched in May 2014, has loaned over £25m to…

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Over $25m UK Investment, Dyson invests in longer life batteries, Twitter turns 10 & more in your Week in Tech
posted on March 24, 2016

Black Swan, a tech and data science firm based in London, has received £3m in funding in a round led by Mitsui. CharlieHR, which provides free has raised £1m in seed funding from Connect Ventures and early-stage fund Seedcamp. Blockchain intelligence firm Elliptic has closed a $5m Series A funding round led by Paladin Capital…

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GoCardless raises $13m to build new global bank-to-bank payments network
posted on March 23, 2016

GoCardless has raised $13m in a funding round led by Notion Capital. The round also drew participation from existing investors Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Passion Capital. A statement said the company will use the funding to meet increasing demand from new enterprises and to build out its payment network across the globe. Hiroki Takeuchi,…

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Why French startups can benefit UK fintech
posted on December 1, 2015

Jerome Traisnel, CEO & co-founder of SlimPay, discusses why he is opening up a London office and looks at the challenges faced by fintech startups. Technology is rebooting financial services, just as it has disrupted industry after industry over the previous decades. Last year, according to CB Insights, $12bn globally was invested in fintech startups,…

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Fintech Monthly: Barclays signs bitcoin deal, Innovate Finance at LTW and much more…
posted on July 1, 2015

This month we filmed at GoCardless‘ offices and visited Innovate Finance as they celebrated London Technology Week to bring together all the top names in fintech. In the news This month,  money transfer company Azimo raised $20m in a round led by Frog Capital, and the company are now valued at just under $100m. Currency…

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London startups dominate at the Europas
posted on June 11, 2014

Europe’s biggest and most influential startups were in London last night for the Europas Awards. In a grandiose night at the Old Billingsgate Market, the cream of London’s tech scene were winners across a number of the awards and the evening was confirmation of the host city’s top spot in Europe’s tech ecosystem. For many, the…

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Balderton Capital raises $305m to fund next generation of European startups
posted on April 1, 2014

Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s biggest venture capital investors, has raised $305m for its fifth European fund. The fund has been raised to “seize growing opportunities in the European technology sector”, further showing the investment potential for companies after a positive first quarter of 2014. Balderton have been behind breakthrough successes such as Betfair, Lovefilm, MySQL,…

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‘Zoopla for cars’ carwow raises £1.3m led by Balderton
posted on February 24, 2014

Car-buying platform carwow has raised £1.3 million in a seed funding round led by Balderton Capital. Dubbed the Zoopla of cars, the firm’s other investors include the founder of Zoopla itself, Alex Chesterman. Also participating are Episode 1 Ventures, backers of Betfair and Shazam, and Samos Investments, whose investments include Ocado and PKR.com. Pimp my ride…

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GoCardless: How a London startup is transforming payments
posted on August 20, 2013

As GoCardless announces an integration with Sage accounting software, Tech City News catches up with co-founder Tom Blomfield to find out how the company is disrupting payments GoCardless was set up in London by Tom Blomfield, Matt Robinson and Hiroki Takeuchi in 2011 with the aim to make it simpler for small businesses to collect…

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